Wife of ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman dies in car accident

Wife of ESPN Sportcaster Chris Berman dies in car accident
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The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died Tuesday in a car accident in Connecticut, state police said.

Katherine Berman, 67, was killed in a two-car crash near Woodbury, Connecticut. Edward Bertulis, 87, was also killed in the accident, which happened Tuesday afternoon.

Police said that Bertulis' vehicle hit a utility pole after the accident and Berman's car went down an embankment and overturned in a small body of water.

Katherine and Chris Berman were married for over 33 years and had two children.

"This is a devastating tragedy and difficult to comprehend," John Skipper, president of ESPN, said in a statement. "Chris is beloved by all his ESPN colleagues and for good reason: he has a huge heart and has given so much to so many over the years. We know how much his family means to him and all we can do at a moment like this is give him the love and support he will surely need at this hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris, Meredith, Doug and the entire family."

Berman left his position as host of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown and the network’s coverage of the NFL draft earlier this year. He still remains with ESPN after signing a new deal.

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